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Wisconsin Free Government Cell Phone Program

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Free Government Cell Phones WisconsinLet’s get the awkward part out of the way and out in the open: not being able to afford a cell phone- the single most important communication device- is a terrible feeling.

The Lifeline program is a federal program helping low-income households that meet low-income eligibility requirements to obtain phone services.

Here’s some numbers that matter for you: Wisconsin is one of the seventeen states that currently qualify for this program.  Within the state, about 547,000 households likely qualify for a free phone.  Wisconsin is behind other states in business development and income; it consistently ranks near the bottom of the fifty states in creation of new companies.

Residents of the Badger State have suffered as a result.

With the current economy, the government feels it is increasingly important to have phone access.  Having phone service can help low-income households be reached more easily by potential employers, or even to obtain help if stranded by the side of the road. You may be eligible to receive free government cell phones in Wisconsin. Continue reading